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Audio Slide Show: Right of Way

October 22, 2014

Summary: Every year thousands of animals are killed attempting to cross highways that fragment their habitats. Marcel Huijser, a researcher from Montana State University, discusses how new animal crossings are transforming a highway in the Flathead Indian Reservation. Learn more about this project in the photo essay “Right of Way,” in the November/December 2014 issue of Orion. This slide show is part of Orion’s Reimagining Infrastructure series.

Lauren Markham on the New Farmers’ Movement

October 21, 2014

Summary: Orion editor Scott Gast speaks with author Lauren Markham about the recent surge of interest from young people in small-scale agriculture. Markham discusses her article “The New Farmers” from the November/December 2014 issue of Orion, recounts the stories of friends who’ve turned to farming, and speculates on the impact of this hopeful new movement.


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Sy Montgomery Reads “Predators in the Barnyard”

October 21, 2014

Summary: Want more wildlife in your backyard? Consider raising some chickens. Author Sy Montgomery reads "Predators in the Barnyard," published in the Lay of the Land department of the November/December 2014 issue of Orion.


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Audio Slide Show: The New Commute

August 27, 2014

Summary: People need a safe and effective way to get to and from work and everywhere in between—but our roads are as clogged as ever. Join author Mark Svenvold as he explores whether new experiments with ridesharing offer sustainable travel alternatives. This slide show is part of Orion’s Reimagining Infrastructure series.

Click here to read Mark Svenvold’s “The New Commute,” from the September/October 2014 issue.

Kathleen Dean Moore Discusses a New Metaphor for Confronting Climate Change

August 27, 2014

Summary: Assistant Editor Scott Gast speaks with Kathleen Dean Moore about her September/October 2014 article for Orion, “The Rules of the River,” which links observations from the natural world with the fight against business as usual.


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Terry Tempest Williams on Fifty Years of Wilderness

August 27, 2014

Summary: Editor Jennifer Sahn talks with Terry Tempest Williams, author of “The Glorious Indifference of Wilderness” in the September/October 2014 issue’s special section on wilderness. The two discuss storytelling and the genesis of Williams’s article as well as its meaning alongside an extensive collection of writing on the topic.


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Slide Show: A Delicate Trust

August 27, 2014

Summary: Annie Marie Musselman’s photographs from a Pacific Northwest wildlife rehabilitation center display moments of healing between people and animals.

Is Wilderness Still Relevant?

June 25, 2014

Summary: 2014 marks fifty years since the passage of the Wilderness Act, so it is a good time to reflect on the achievements this legislation made possible and also discuss the challenges faced by wilderness. One of these is finding ways to make wilderness more relevant in an increasingly diverse and technology-focused society. A panel of writers, thinkers, and advocates (David Sobel, Rue Mapp, Jimmy Gaudry, and Doug Scott) discussed these issues live with Orion staff.


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Mike Tidwell Discusses Talking with One’s Children about Climate Change

May 20, 2014

Summary: Managing Editor Andrew Blechman speaks with author Mike Tidwell about his May/June & July/August 2014 article for Orion, “Rite of Passage.” Tidwell recounts his camping trip with his teenage son in Big Bend, during which they saw and discussed the realities of climate change.


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Audio Slide Show: Local Color

May 20, 2014

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From Portland to Baltimore, neighborhoods around the country are enlivening their streets and protecting their residents with a few cans of paint and bucket loads of creativity. Take a ride through America's most colorful intersections with Peter Brewitt, Orion’s Concrete Progress columnist, as he shares the story behind the burgeoning movement to paint the pavement.

This slide show is part of Orion’s Reimagining Infrastructure project.

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